Nov 13, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec (5) runs the ball against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Phil Jurkovec rallies Boston College past Georgia Tech

Phil Jurkovec passed for 310 yards and two touchdowns, while adding three rushing TDs, as Boston College rallied past host Georgia Tech 41-30 in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest on Saturday at Atlanta.

Jurkovec completed 13-of-20 passes, while rushing for 71 yards on eight carries one week after making a surprise return from a hand injury to help the Eagles snap a four-game skid with a 17-3 home win against Virginia Tech.

Pat Garwo III rushed for 104 yards as Boston College (6-4, 2-4 ACC) became bowl-eligible for a second straight season under second-year coach Jeff Hafley.

Backup Jordan Yates got the start at quarterback for the Yellow Jackets and was 17-of-28 passing for 126 yards, a TD and an interception. Yates started in place of regular starter Jeff Simms, who was banged up during the team’s 33-30 loss at Miami last week.

Georgia Tech (3-7, 2-6) will fall short of bowl eligibility for the second straight season under head coach Geoff Collins.

BC led 28-21 at halftime after overcoming a 14-point deficit early in the second quarter.

Jurkovec’s 48-yard bomb to Flowers on the sixth play from scrimmage put the Eagles up 7-0 two minutes into the game. Fourteen seconds later, the Yellow Jackets tied the game after Jahmyr Gibbs returned the kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.

Yates had a hand in hanging the next 14 points on the board for Georgia Tech. Yates hit Malachi Carter on a 12-yard TD pass with 8:07 left in the opening quarter before later running for a 2-yard score to make it 21-7 just over a minute into the second quarter.

Jurkovec and the Eagles regrouped to score 21 unanswered points to end the half.

After swapping field goals in the third and fourth quarters, the Yellow Jackets were on the verge of tying it after Gibbs’ 4-yard TD run with 8:59 left. However, Brent Cimaglia missed the extra point to keep Tech’s deficit at 31-30.

Jurkovec put the game away with his 31-yard TD run with 2:48 remaining. An Eagles’ field goal in the final minute capped the scoring.

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